Hurricane bird

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hurricane bird (Zoöl) the frigate bird.
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Usage

In literature:

Riding swiftly in a hurricane when one is breathless with the wind, and feels like a bird, thrills one and puts one's heart in a flutter.
"The Schoolmistress and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
The air was full of branches and leaves torn off by the hurricane, and birds in hundreds were swept helpless out to sea.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12)" by Various
The wind rose to a hurricane, and was of piercing coldness, and so filled with fine particles that they cut the face like bird-shot.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Birds had fled hither from the hurricane, and even dared to chirp in the lonely and forsaken thickets of this uncouth wilderness.
"True and Other Stories" by George Parsons Lathrop
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In news:

Paddle San Carlos Bay, Hurricane Bay and Pelican Bay in search of dolphin, manatee and a wide variety of birds.
NBC 10 gets a bird's eye view of damage from Hurricane Sandy along the Rhode Island coastline.
Hurricane Sandy blew migrating birds off track.
We have everything covered for you here at Birds 24/7, including your game-day weather forecast — at least when a hurricane is pushing up the coast.
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey website is providing a birds-eye view of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Watch Brit Award-nominated Florence get all dolled up in bird feathers and spread her wings in the "Hurricane Drunk" video below.
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